Darren Vahle | Judge Arapahoe County Courtroom 404



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Judge Vahle was raised in Arapahoe County and graduated from Arapahoe High School. He graduated cum laude from Westmont College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He then worked for several years at a juvenile detention center, and for a number of months at the Denver Children’s Home before enrolling in Law School at the University of Denver. He graduated a semester early in the top ten percent of his class, and went to work for the District Attorney’s in the 18th Judicial District. After 12 years in that office he was appointed to the bench by Governor William Ritter in June of 2008.

Judge Vahle speaks to high school students about the court system and the pursuit of academic excellence. He has served as a judge for High School Mock Trial Competitions. He often volunteers to greet jurors at the courthouse.

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Why You Need Our DUI Professionals to Represent You In This Court

Every judge who presides over DUI cases in this county conducts their courtroom differently from any other judge. Every one has slightly different procedures, habits and tendencies in the way they interact with the District Attorneys, defendants and attorneys.

So it’s critical to the successful defense of your case to hire a DUI expert who not only specializes in DUI defense, but who has extensive experience with the people in the particular courtroom where your case will be held to help you navigate though the system.

Jim Forslund and Gary Pareja have been representing clients in this courtroom for years. They have that unique advantage you are looking for to obtain the best possible outcome for your unique set of circumstances in the specific judicial venue your case will be heard.